India needs a different mindset to produce individual champions: Boris Becker

The German, who is the youngest-ever to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17, said Indians are good at team sports and a change in mindset is required to produce individual champions.

updated: May 16, 2013 19:06 IST
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New Delhi: Tennis legend Boris Becker says for India to win more medals at the Olympics, it will have to build the right infrastructure to establish the right base at grassroots.

"The amount of medals that India won at London Olympics could have been more. For that you need to build right infrastructure to establish the right base at grassroots for India to succeed in the area of sports," he said.

Becker, whose rivalry with Swede Stefan Edberg was legendary, said it's lonely at the top and youngsters would need to be taught to cope with that at an early age for India to produce tennis champions.

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